Nehemiah Broughton, Jr. (born November 4, 1982) is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at The Citadel.
|Born:||November 4, 1982|
North Charleston, South Carolina
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||North Charleston (SC)|
|NFL Draft:||2005 / Round: 7 / Pick: 222|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2009|
Broughton attended North Charleston High School in North Charleston, South Carolina. As a senior, he was an All-State, and an All-Low Country selection after rushing for 1,670 yards, and 23 touchdowns. After his senior football season, he participated in the All North-South game.
Broughton attended The Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina). He finished his career with 581 carries for 2,638 yards (4.5 yards per car. avg.) and 25 touchdowns, 47 receptions for 455 yards (9.7 yards per rec. avg.) and three touchdowns, and two kickoff returns for 32 yards, for a grand total of 3,125 all-purpose yards, along with four tackles. His 2,638 rushing yards rank fifth on the school's career-record list. He accomplished that, despite missing two games as a junior. He majored in Sports Management.
Also known as a rookie phenom, Broughton tore his ACL in practice in May 2007 and spent the following season on injured reserve. As an exclusive-rights free agent in the 2008 offseason, he was non-tendered and became an unrestricted free agent. He was then re-signed on April 2.
The Redskins waived Broughton during final cuts on August 30, 2008 and re-signed him to the practice squad. He spent the entire 2008 season on the team's practice squad.
After his practice squad contract with the Redskins expired following the 2008 season, Broughton was signed by the Carolina Panthers on January 15, 2009, however he was released on March 17, 2009.
Broughton was signed by the Minnesota Vikings on May 18, 2009. He was waived on September 5.
New York GiantsEdit
- NFL Transactions Report, January 5, 2011